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Trust Relations President April White & Veteran PR Professional Laura Schooler Launch 'The PR Wine Down' Podcast to Cover ‘The Good, The Questionable and The Unbelievable’ in Today’s PR Industry

Trust Relations

Trust Relations , the virtual firm with over 284 years of combined experience in public relations, today announced the official launch of “ The PR Wine Down Podcast .” The biweekly show is an original podcast hosted by Trust Relations President and Founder April White and veteran PR professional Laura Schooler. Together, these dynamic public relations personalities have nearly 50 years of combined experience in the industry, both on the agency and in-house sides. “The PR Wine Down” is Trust Relations’ premier podcast, created to explore the trends, news, culture and best practices impacting the modern public relations and marketing industries with a candid, humorous and against-the-tide twist. Episodes will be released on a weekly basis beginning today, Friday, July 24, and will be available to stream for free on the Trust Relations website, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud and wherever your favorite podcasts are found. The first episode will introduce listeners to the reasons why White and Schooler decided to team up and create the podcast, based on their personal successes and challenges in the industry — and their lofty hopes to help ensure a bright future for their chosen profession. The second episode, to be released on Friday, July 31, will feature special guest Chris Atkins, a PR consultant, professor, author, and speaker with more than 35 years of PR agency and in-house experience. In this episode, the experts weigh in on how the industry has changed since the traditional agency model of the 1980s, and what young rookies can do to get ahead. Recurring topics will include hot takes on the latest news and recent PR stumbles, anonymous PR horror stories sourced from the listening audience, off-the-cuff — and sometimes outrageous — anecdotes, and advice from the hosts’ own careers. “We’re launching the PR Wine Down to have the candid conversations that industry professionals typically reserve for a secret, after-work cocktail hour,” says April White, president and founder of Trust Relations and “The PR Wine Down” co-host. “The inspiration behind this podcast is similar to what drove me to found Trust Relations: we’re passionate about improving the PR industry by doing things differently, wherever we see a need, and we aren’t afraid to shine a humorous light on what doesn’t work. We want this podcast to offer young professionals real advice from seasoned publicists, to help them be the best they can be — and to help them see a light at the end of the tunnel, if they find themselves caught in an unsupportive situation.” In addition to audio-only syndication, full episodes of “The PR Wine Down” will be available to watch on YouTube, and can be accessed worldwide. “It’s such an exciting time in our careers, to be able to reflect back on all these years of experience and to share what we’ve learned firsthand,” says Laura Schooler, seasoned PR consultant, founder of SchoolerCommunications, and co-host of the new podcast. “We’re breaking down walls and kicking down old doors of the PR industry with ‘The PR Wine Down.’ The show strives to help people who are entering the industry, whom we so passionately support, to push past some of the scarier elements of agency culture. Our goal is to reshape the industry by example into a place of real creativity and professionalism — with a few laughs along the way.” Follow the latest updates from the PR Wine Down Podcast on Trust Relations’ official Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook and Instagram accounts. Listeners can submit an anonymous PR industry story or learn more information about the show at Trust Relations, founded in 2019, is a virtual strategic communications firm that creates nimble and proactive “dream teams” for clients through a national network of the industry’s best and brightest practitioners. "Trust Relations" is a term coined by President and Founder April White to describe a new approach to strategic communications focused on communicating clients' authentic actions, value and goodwill. In technology, trust relationships are an administration and communication link between two domains. In communications, they are a bond of mutual respect between a brand and the people it serves. The firm excels at identifying inspiring ways for clients to show their brand value by identifying supportive proof points and ideating creative activations that demonstrate their unique story and value proposition. For more information, visit Contact Details April White +1 347-870-9402 Company Website

July 24, 2020 08:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SynaVoice SOL provides equitable access to enrichment opportunities

SynaVoice SOL

SynaVoice SOL is a virtual camp for high school students. Our mission is to provide exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills that will inform college, career, and life choices for the students. Founded at the juncture of the COVID 19 quarantine crisis and the social movement to expose long-held systemic racism in our society, SynaVoice SOL aims to create an environment where campers of all backgrounds can meet to engage in interesting and thought-provoking conversations. Julie Rothhouse, Founder of SynaVoice SOL stated, “Diversity is the cornerstone of SynaVoice SOL. Our camp was founded on the principle of equitable access to our unique topics. Once we declared our intention, our networks went to work to help us recruit a diverse group of campers and counselors.” Through introductions and word-of-mouth, SynaVoice has been able to partner with independent schools to identify scholarship candidates. In addition, SynaVoice has reached into communities and engaged school districts to spread the word about SynaVoice SOL. To date, campers from 11 different states, the Seneca Nation of Indians, Switzerland, and Brazil have enrolled in SynaVoice SOL sessions. As with our campers, SynaVoice SOL counselors are an equally diverse group of accomplished college students who serve as role models for the campers. The paid counselor positions provide a resume-building experience for college students during the summer of COVID when most of their planned activities were cancelled or scaled back considerably. Counselors represent Brown University, New York University, Frostburg State University, Wake Forest University, The College of William and Mary, Johns Hopkins University, and College of the Holy Cross. Counselor recruiting was solely through word-of-mouth and networking. SynaVoice SOL is partnering with Productions Plus – The Talent Shop to produce and execute the camp sessions. Margery Krevsky Dosey, CEO of Productions Plus stated, “The camps are a unique forum for high school students and counselors to have meaningful conversations about topics of interest. The diversity enriches the conversations and the experience for all involved.” Ms. Rothhouse added, “We are grateful to our sponsors, without them we would not have been able to execute our vision. In particular, Global Services supported our scholarships with a generous contribution and Cabin 3 Media supported our efforts with introductions to partner schools, scholarship support, and video production support.” There is still time to register a high school student for the final two sessions, True Crime: Introduction to Criminal Law & Criminal Cases with Dr. James D. Diamond and The Influence of Design: History & Design of Logos with Curt Doty . If you would prefer to donate to SynaVoice SOL to support our continued efforts, you can do so here. SynaVoice LLC is a woman-owned consultancy providing strategic communications, training, customer outreach, market research and insights to both federal and corporate clients. SynaVoice SOL is a pop-up, virtual camp for high school students providing exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills for high school students that inform their college, career, and life choices. Contact Details Julie Rothhouse +1 703-401-2340 Company Website

July 24, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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WINNERS OF “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet!” ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED

North American Marine Environment Protection Association

Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from all entries in the 2020 “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). Each year, these organizations invite students in grades K-12 throughout the Americas to create a poster on a theme identified by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime Day and related to the marine environment. A 2021 bilingual calendar showcasing the winning entries will be printed in English and Spanish. Students were challenged to come up with a creative image(s) depicting sustainable actions the shipping industry is undertaking for the sustainable future of our planet. Maritime shipping has existed for thousands of years- ever since the earliest humans took to the water to find food, building supplies, and adventure. Throughout its history, shipping has evolved into the most environmentally friendly and safest way to transport goods and energy around the world . Today, the maritime shipping industry transports about 90% of the items and energy people use every day. Now, more than ever, there is the need for creative ideas on how shipping can and is making the future better for people and the marine environment. The maritime industry is working intently to reduce its environmental impact on many fronts. The winning artwork will be featured on NAMEPA, Coast Guard, and CIP-OAS websites. Finalists will receive a certificate and a calendar with the artwork from all 12 winners. Two grand-prize winning artists (one from each of the grade brackets) will receive, in addition to the certificate and calendar, a $100 cash prize and a USCG prize package. To view the winning “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” artwork visit . The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. For more information visit Contact Details Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-255-4686 Company Website

July 23, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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NRPR Group Continues Successful 2020, Receiving Continued Recognition with Nine Awards in First Half of Year

NRPR Group

NRPR Group INC (NRPR), a highly-recognized, award-winning and exclusive boutique public relations agency in the heart of Beverly Hills, today celebrates four new award wins in 2020 in addition to five profiles by industry publications in recognition of CEO, Nicole Rodrigues’ leadership in and influence on the public relations industry. These accolades are indicative of the strategic advice shared with clients resulting in increased visibility and a positive impact on sales. Thus far in 2020, NRPR Group has been honored with: 2020 American Business Award Silver Stevie Award for Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year US - Strategic Communications Consultancy Firm of the Year US Gamechanger of the Year - Nicole Rodrigues Total Prestige Magazine - Prestige 100 Nicole Rodrigues was also profiled as leading CEO in the following publications Insight Success - The 2020's Most Influential Women to Watch SwiftnLift - The 10 Most Dynamic CEOs To Watch Out For In 2020 Mirror Review - The 10 Inspiring CEOs to watch out for in 2020 Exeleon Magazine - 15 Most Inspiring Women in Business Acquisition International -2020 Global Excellence Awards Most Influential Brand Strategist 2020 – California “Every award is an honor and further validates the diligence and commitment that shines through each member of the NRPR Group team,” said Nicole Rodrigues, CEO and founder of NRPR Group. “I think of myself as a coach and my staff as my dream team. I inspire them and work with them to garner coverage for clients that are the best-of-the-best and game-changers in their industries. NRPR Group works closely with our clients to uncover their passion, vision, and differentiators and communicates that vision to influencers and media to increase visibility for them and deliver positive outcomes. While 2020 has been a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased that NRPR remains successful and able to produce results for our clients and to help those in need. As such, we are giving back to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco Bay Area-based businesses undergoing hardship resulting from the pandemic with discounts on agency services.” Since its inception, NRPR has been honored with over 30 individual and agency awards, including several Bulldog Reporter awards, Ragan ACE awards, and Hermes Creative Awards. ABOUT NRPR GROUP: NRPR is an award-winning, exclusive Public Relations and Marketing machine serving game changers and disruptors around the world. Fearlessly led by our CEO and Founder, Nicole Rodrigues, and headquartered in beautiful Beverly Hills, California, with other team members in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Las Vegas, the agency is staffed by strong writers, communicators, thinkers, and doers who understand the value of relationships and continue to build long-lasting ties between clients, the media and influencers who touch key audiences. NRPR prides itself on an award-winning reputation and powerful global network. Our clients, friends, and media are passionate about their respective missions and we support them by creating lasting media relationships that produce ongoing buzz and recognition. From startups to Fortune 500 companies within consumer tech, fintech, healthtech, enterprise, mobile, digital entertainment, lifestyle, sports, and consumer products industries, NRPR services the best-of-the-best clients with a very high-touch, results-oriented approach that positively impacts our clients’ bottom lines. For more information, visit and find us on social media: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and Pinterest . Contact Details NRPR Group, Lynda Starr +1 201-320-1752 Company Website

July 23, 2020 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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" The Scrappy Entrepreneur” Podcast Season 1, Episode 20 Premieres Thursday, July 23 In the twentieth episode of “The Scrappy Entrepreneur” podcast, Founder and CEO Eric Guthoff Eric shares an inspiring story around building a career, business and life around a sports passion. Eric talks about building and scaling an organization, business development and culture. He explains why reputation and building real relationships that bring value are so important in growing your business. He will give tips for building and nurturing a fully remote team as well as tips and advice around building a winning culture. The Scrappy Entrepreneur Podcast publishes new episodes weekly and is available on Apple Podcasts , Spotify, YouTube and Stitcher. ABOUT THE SCRAPPY ENTREPRENEUR PODCAST Scrappy Entrepreneur podcast and online community is founded and hosted by Paula Yakubik, a self-made entrepreneur dedicated to helping aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners achieve success. The podcast features insightful conversation, including tips and tools from business leaders, experts and thought leaders to help entrepreneurs navigate the complexities of business. Follow Scrappy Entrepreneur on Facebook , LinkedIn , YouTube and Instagram . ABOUT ERIC GUTHOFF Eric Guthoff is a New Jersey-based serial entrepreneur who started his first company in middle school. After stints working for global sports marketing firms Octagon and IMG, Eric went onto form Glide Slope, a global sports advisory firm that later was acquired by CSM Sports and Entertainment. Today, he is the founder and CEO of Human Advantage a consultancy that partners with organization across the sports business ecosystem to develop winning people solutions that maximize engagement, growth and performance. Contact Details Brooke Cashin +1 702-306-7808 Company Website

July 22, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Dr. James D. Diamond to headline SynaVoice SOL virtual camp

SynaVoice SOL

SynaVoice SOL is a virtual camp for high school students. Our mission is to provide exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills that will inform college, career, and life choices for the students. Founded as a response to the parallel crises of the quarantine resulting from Covid 19 and the murder of George Floyd, we aim to create an environment where campers of all races can meet to engage in interesting and thought-provoking conversations. "SynaVoice SOL is thrilled to have Jim Diamond, esteemed lawyer, author, and professor, leading our True Crime session. We know the campers will gain insights and appreciation of the criminal justice system as it really exists, not as it is portrayed on television", said Julie Rothhouse, SynaVoice SOL founder. The one-week session True Crime: Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Cases commences on July 27. Dr. James D. Diamond is the Dean of Academic Affairs and a faculty member of the National Tribal Trial College where he teaches trial skills to students gaining certification as victims’ advocates in tribal courts for victims of domestic and sexual violence. From 2016 to 2019 Diamond was the Director of the Tribal Justice Clinic and Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson. Dr. Diamond is a former state prosecutor and experienced criminal lawyer with a colorful clientele. He is an astute observer of courts and the law and has extensive criminal trial experience. He was the lead lawyer in more than 1,000 criminal cases. He is the author of the recent book: After The Bloodbath: Is Healing Possible in The Wake of Rampage Shootings? Dr. Diamond is admitted to practice law in the states of Connecticut, New York and Arizona along with numerous federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. This camp session will provide a foundational understanding of the criminal justice system for the campers and explore topics like racial profiling and the impact of the law on teenagers. High school students can still register for the camp at the SynaVoice SOL website. Sponsor a Camper If you do not have a high school student but would like to support our efforts to offer scholarships for our programming, please consider sponsoring a camper . SynaVoice LLC is a woman-owned consultancy providing strategic communications, training, customer outreach, market research and insights to both federal and corporate clients. SynaVoice SOL is a pop-up, virtual camp for high school students providing exposure to new ideas, concepts, and skills for high school students that inform their college, career, and life choices. Contact Details Julie Rothhouse +1 703-401-2340 Company Website

July 20, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions Announces CloudPoints Rewards Program

Convey Services

When Cloud Conventions 2020 went live from May 11-14 it featured CloudPoints ™, a unique incentive program that awards prize points from sponsors to attendees in exchange for scheduling a meeting or demo, connecting for education, registering deals or submitting a lead. CloudPoints lets exhibitors on any Cloud Conventions virtual event or tradeshow reward engagement by offering ‘Virtual Swag.’ It drives booth traffic and ensures that booth visitors provide their contact information. Attendees can collect points from multiple vendor and sponsor’s booths and all points are redeemable for gift cards, prizes, travel, concerts or other promotional gifts at the close of the event. Cloud Conventions is a full-featured virtual event SaaS technology platform from Convey Services . CloudPoints rewards fulfillment is delivered and managed by Calusa Marketing . “Cloud Conventions 2020 was the largest virtual trade show ever staged in the telecom/cloud channel,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey. “We wanted attendees to experience the fun activities and rewards of attending a live in-person event, even though most tradeshows have been postponed or cancelled for at least the remainder of 2020.CloudPoints offer an unprecedented opportunity for vendors to elevate their brand, raise their profile and promote themselves. We are seeing that Cloud Conventions virtual events attract thousands of people who don't normally travel to traditional in-person events. CloudPoints is one more reason for attendees to explore virtual booths and directly connect with exhibitors.” About Calusa Marketing Calusa Marketing is a technology-based incentive marketing firm, specializing in loyalty, engagement, and motivation for employees and customers. We build and manage programs for our clients and vendor partners with solutions that include digital gift card programs, incentive travel (individual and groups), cloud-based SaaS reward platforms, and a member benefits online discount club. Based in St. Petersburg, FL and founded in 2015, the company has over 50 years combined experience in loyalty, incentive marketing, and reward fulfillment. For more information visit About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting or contacting or call 888-975-1382. Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 Company Website

July 20, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Franchise Review Video Testimonial: Why We Chose Minuteman Press

Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press International , the world's leading and #1 rated marketing and printing franchise, has released the following Minuteman Press franchise review video testimonial: Why We Chose Minuteman Press. Click here to watch the video or view it below: Visit to access more videos and see additional Minuteman Press printing franchise reviews. Call 1-800-645-3006 or visit to learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press design, printing, and marketing franchise opportunities. Why Minuteman Press? --Ranked #1 in Printing/Marketing Services category by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2020 for the 17th straight year and 29 times overall --Named by Franchise Business Review to their Top Franchises of 2020 list based directly on Minuteman Press franchise reviews and feedback from owners --Featured in FORBES article about Franchising at Fifty --Named as a Top 10 Retail Franchise to Watch in 2020 by 1851 Franchise Magazine Click here to view the Top 10 Reasons to Own a Minuteman Press franchise or call 1-800-645-3006 to see if owning the top-rated Minuteman Press printing franchise is the right fit for you. Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 Company Website

July 20, 2020 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, to discuss recent updates to its guidance on FCPA and Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

Ethics & Compliance Initiative

WHAT: Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, will discuss the latest updates to two foundational documents in corporate ethics and compliance: the 2nd Edition of the Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs document, at the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s (ECI) Best Practice Forum, July 30, 2020. This event is the first public speaking engagement for Rabbitt in his new role, which he officially assumed on July 3. Following Rabbitt’s Q&A session, two industry experts including David Ogden, former Deputy Attorney General and Charles (Chuck) Duross, who served as the former Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section and who was one of the principal authors of the first edition of the FCPA Resource Guide , will discuss their perspectives of the updates to these monumental documents. WHEN: Thursday, July 30 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT WHERE: ECI’s Best Practice Forum – Register here WHO: Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, US Department of Justice David Ogden, Partner, WilmerHale Charles (Chuck) Duross, Partner, Morrison Foerster Patricia Harned, Chief Executive Officer, ECI SPONSORS: Affiliated Monitors, Inc. Founded in 2004, Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”) was the first company in the United States to focus on providing independent integrity monitoring and assessment services across a wide range of regulated industries and professions. AMI helps companies facing ethics and compliance challenges that may put them at risk for suspension, debarment, fines or reputational damage. NAVEX Global Trusted by thousands of customers worldwide, NAVEX Global is the industry leader in integrated risk and compliance management software and services. Our solutions help organizations manage risk, address complex regulatory compliance requirements and foster an ethical, highly productive workplace culture. About the Ethics & Compliance Initiative The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is a non-profit organization that empowers organizations to build and sustain high-quality ethics and compliance programs. The organization provides research and a best practice community, as well as certification opportunities for ethics & compliance professionals. Last year, ECI launched an innovative research tool that organizations can use to assess the effectiveness and maturity of their E&C programs. The High-Quality Program (HQP) Assessment is the first measurement tool of its kind that establishes a baseline for program success and provides a framework for building effective E&C programs beyond the minimum-standard. This can be a critical first step in evaluating and building program effectiveness as described in the DoJ's Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs Guidance. Through its membership, ECI represents entities across nearly every industry, located in 37 countries on six continents each dedicated to promoting the highest levels of integrity. Contact Details Brad Fulton +1 210-278-4809 Company Website

July 20, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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